A process that gives us an edge

We utilise a fine-tuned process to develop reliable, secure and scalable applications for a range of business needs.

Consultation

After receiving a request/brief we do an initial consultation via Skype. We ask a lot of questions to help clarify objectives and gather preliminary information. Thereafter we provide you with a ballpark estimate on cost, time and project scope to help you determine feasibility.

Planning and research

Upon acceptance we clarify business processes, project requirements and technical requirements. To do this we engage with all stakeholders to complete descriptions of all functions and specifications of the software to be designed. We take a look at business processes, existing workflows and best practices to identify the needs of end users. Once we define your project we make sure the software design compliments the business goals.

Design

During the design phase we not only create wireframes, user flows, concept mockups and final UI designs but we also design architecture and data models that serve as a roadmap for the rest of the project. You're involved each step of the way and have to sign off on design work.

Programming

During this phase there is very little client interaction as our team of coders knuckle down to transform the UI design into working software - on time and within budget. Coding starts with the user interface using HTML5 and CSS3. The application is then developed bit by bit starting with the core component. The team ensures that standard coding guidelines are adhered to. Peer review is used to review all code and fix mistakes made during the initial round of coding. This process helps reduce the number of fixes later in the development process.

Testing and QA

We follow a test-driven, continuous testing integration approach which allows us to deliver working software faster with minimal defects. We never deliver things that don't work. Testing may include: code review, functionality testing, scalability testing, screen resolution testing, regression testing, performance testing, navigation and link testing, browser compatibility testing, safety and security testing and stress testing.

Deployment

Anything done well, usually starts with a good plan. The same is true for deployment. Before we deploy code, we make sure that the project is signed off. We ensure that we have all hands on deck the day we deploy. We are sticklers for doing it right - we make sure that systems and tools are in place to ensure easy rollbacks in case something goes wrong.

Post deployment support

We give you an opportunity to fully test and experience your app in action. All bugs and issues spotted during the first 14 days of production are covered by us. Thereafter you can opt to have us hand over to your in-house developers or have us maintain it for you.

Wixel is more than a supplier to our business. They are an extremely valuable business partner. The team always places our business interests at the forefront of any discussion. I find them accessible and they operate with integrity.

Tony Rimmer

AGILEci / London

I was told that Wixel can do miracles. I was skeptical at first but when I saw the results Wixel delivered, I became a true believer! We had a very complex project delivered to us in a record time. An extremely capable & helpful team.

Tony Gougassian

BLU / United Arab Emirates

Wixel is a breath of fresh air on a project. Their years of experience shine right through from the start and what's even more amazing is that they go against the typical stereotype of unhelpful, uncommunicative developers.

Gary Wilmot

Urbian/Cape Town

We are very impressed with the commitment and professionalism in the services offered by Wixel. They helped us deliver a quiz application to Ask UK. On very short timeline, they offered top-quality solutions.

Sigi Bessessen

Siteta / London

Wixel created three awesome designs we love. They got the concepts just right the first time and provide a truly professional service!

Franz Rodenacker

Digiata / South Africa

It is seldom in today's world that you meet a group of people who know how to listen first and then suggest a solution to your business needs. I found the Wixel team to be a group of young people with old heads on their shoulders and I know that what they have done with our website and everything that comes with that will be extremely beneficial to Coretalk. A very hard working and professional bunch.

Pierre Dormehl

Coretalk / South Africa

Wixel is what the development world was missing. Besides being coding alchemists (they're known for doing the 'impossible' with technology), they have a sensitivity to user experience and design, which is very refreshing in a world of techies that simply just want to get 'the thing working'.

Lizane Connoway

Beam / South Africa

The Wixel team provides both sound technical advice as well as efficient coding. The code we got from them simply slotted into our system without any hassle at all. I’d recommend working with them on any critical or time-sensitive project.

Nathan Jeffery

Debt Wise Solutions / South Africa

Every development brief has been met with effective solutions, embracing the latest technologies and applying the knowledge to various project applications. Wixel and their overwhelming development repertoire has been an important asset to my business.

Richard Paxton

Carbon Red / South Africa

If you need miracles to happen in software development, then I heartily recommend Wixel. We love them!

Darren Oddie

AGILEci / London

Wixel consists of coding geniuses, a lifesaver on any project. I will work with them again - ANYTIME!

Gerhard Müller

M&C Saatchi Abel / South Africa
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